Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to Philips!
T o fully benet from the suppor t
that Philips offers,
register your product at www .philips.com/welcome.
For recipes to use with your steamer
, go to www .philips.com/kitchen.
Read this user manual carefully before y
ou use the appliance, and save the user manual for
Never immer se the base in water or r inse it under
Check if the voltage indicated on the appliance
responds to the local mains voltage bef ore you
connect the appliance
Only connect the appliance to an ear thed wall
Alwa ys make sure the plug is inser ted r mly
into the socket.
Do not use the appliance if the plug, the mains cord
or the appliance itself is damaged.
If the mains cord is damaged, you m ust ha ve it
replaced by Philips,
a ser vice centre author ised by
Philips or similar
ly qualied per sons in order to
void a hazard.
This appliance is not intended for use b y per sons
(including children) with reduced physical,
or mental capabilities,
or lack of exper ience and
unless they ha ve been giv en super vision
uction concer ning use of the appliance b y a
son responsible for their saf ety .
Children should be super vised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
Keep the mains cord out of the reach of children.
Do not let the mains cord hang o
ver the edge of
the table or w
or ktop on which the appliance stands.
Keep the mains cord awa y from hot surfaces.
Never steam froz en meat, poultr y or seafood.
ys thaw these ingredients completel y before
you steam them.
Never use the f ood steamer without the dr ip tr ay ,
otherwise hot water splashes out of the appliance
Only use steaming bo wls 1, 2 and 3 and the soup
bowl in combination with the original base
Never use an y accessor ies or par ts from other
s or that Philips does not specically
If you use such accessories or par ts,
your guarantee becomes invalid.
Do not expose the base of the appliance to high
atures, hot gas, steam or damp heat from
other sources than the steamer itself.
Do not place the food steamer on or near an
ating or still hot stov e or cooker .
Alwa ys make sure the appliance is off before y ou
Alwa ys unplug the appliance and let it cool down
ou clean it.
This appliance is intended for household use only . If
the appliance is used improper
ly or for professional
or semi-professional purposes or if it is not used
according to the instr
uctions in the user manual, the
antee becomes invalid and Philips refuses an y
liability for damage caused.
Place the food steamer on a stab le , hor izontal and
level surface and mak
e sure there is at least 10cm
free space around it to prevent o
While using steaming bowls 1, 2 and 3 with their
le bottoms, alwa ys make sure the rim of the
bottom points upwards and that the bottom locks
into place (‘click’).
Beware of the hot steam that comes out of the
food steamer during steaming or when you remo
the lid.When y
ou check food, always use kitchen
utensils with long handles.
Alwa ys remov e the lid carefully and awa y from
Let condensation drip off the lid into the food
steamer to a
Alwa ys hold the steaming bowls b y one of their
handles when you stir hot f
ood or remo ve it from
Alwa ys hold the steaming bowls b y their handles
when the food is hot.
Do not mov e the food steamer while it is oper ating.
Do not reach ov er the food steamer while it is
Do not touch the hot surfaces of the appliance .
ys use ov en mitts when you handle hot par ts
of the appliance
Do not place the appliance near or under neath
objects that would be damaged b
y steam, such as
walls and cupboards.
Do not oper ate the appliance in the presence of
explosive and/or ammab
This appliance is not intended to be oper ated by
means of an exter
nal timer or a separ ate remote-
There is a small sieve inside the water tank. If the
sieve becomes detached,
keep it out of the reach of
children to prevent them from swallo
The appliance is equipped with automatic shut-off.
The appliance switches off automatically
if you do not press a button within 2 min
utes after plugging in the appliance .The appliance
switches off automatically after the set steaming time has elapsed.
This food steamer is equipped with boil-dr
y protection. The boil-dr y protection automatically
switches off the appliance if it is switched on when there is no water in the water tank or if
the water r
uns out during use . Let the food steamer cool down for 10 minutes before y ou
use it again.
omagnetic elds (EMF)
This Philips appliance complies with all applicable standards and regulations regarding
exposure to electromagnetic elds.
our product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and
which can be recycled and reused.
When you see the crossed-out wheel bin symbol attached to a product,
the product is cov
ered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC:
Never dispose of y
our product with other household waste . Please inform
yourself about the local r
ules on the separ ate collection of electr ical and electronic
The cor rect disposal of your old product helps prevent potentiall y
negative consequences on the environment and human health.
Ov er view (fig.1)
Cord storage facility
ater rell spout
Start/stop and pause button
Timer adjustment knob with light ring
Large steaming bowl (3)
Steaming bowl buttons (1,2,3)
Medium steaming bowl (2)
Small steaming bowl (1)
ater tank empty light
Base with water tank
Befor e first use
Thoroughly clean the par
ts that come into contact with food bef ore you use the appliance
for the rst time (see chapter
‘Cleaning and maintenance’).
Wipe the inside of the water tank with a damp cloth.
Using the appliance
Put the appliance on a stable,
hor izontal and level surface.
• Fill the water tank with water up to the maximum level. with a full water tank, the steamer
can steam approximately 1 hour
Always fully unwind the mains cord from the reel in the base
before you plug in the appliance.
• Only ll the water tank with water . Never put seasoning, oil, or other substances in the water
• Food in the top bowl takes usuall y a little longer to steam than food in the lower bo wls.
• If you use ground herbs and spices, r inse the dr ip tray to wet the av or booster . This prevents
ground herbs or spices from falling through the openings of the av
or booster . If desired, put
dried or fresh herbs or spices on the avor booster to add extra avor to the f
ood to be
Food steaming table (g.2)
The steaming time mentioned in the food table is just an indication.
Steaming time may var y
depending on the size of the food pieces,
the space between the food in the steaming bowl,
the amount of food in the bowl,
the freshness of the food and your personal preference .
put dried or fresh herbs or spices on the avor booster to add extra avor to the
food to be steamed.
Steaming food (g.3,
4 & 5)
Put the food to be steamed in one or more steaming bowls and/or in the soup bo
wl. Y ou can
use the bowl for melting chocolate/b
utter and cooking r ice.
Steaming egg (g.6)
Put the egg holder
s to steam eggs convenientl y .
Use a needle to make a small hole on the bottom of the egg before placing it on the egg
• Make sure you place the bo wl proper ly so they do not wobb le.
ou do not have to use all 3 steaming bo wls.
The steaming bowls are numbered.
Y ou can nd the number on their handles. The top
steaming bowl is No
. 3. The middle steaming bowl is No .2, and the bottom steaming bowl is
Only stack the steaming bowls in the f
ollowing order : steaming bowl 1, steaming bowl 2,
steaming bowl 3.
If you use steaming bo
wls 2 and 3 with their removable bottoms (when using the soup bo wl),
always make sure the rim of the bottom points upwards and that the bottom locks into place
when you hear a click.
• If the water r uns out during steaming, the "water tank empty" light and the light r ing star t
ashing to indicate that you need to rell the water tank.
Manual mode (g.7)
T urn the timer adjustment knob to the left or r ight to select the required steaming
Press the star t/stop button to star t steaming.
» The steaming process star ts. The light r ing and the turbo light ash slowly and the
timer counts down the set steaming time.
» When the set steaming time has elapsed, the appliance beeps and switches to the
. The keep-war m light goes on.
Meal mode (g.8)
Use this mode to prepare a complete meal with different preparation times for each
The appliance automatically star ts to steam the food in the steaming bo wl
with the longest preparation time and beeps to let you know when to place the steaming
bowls with a shor
ter prepar ation time . The last steaming bowl has the lowest preparation
If you want to prepare a meal without using all three steaming bo
wls, only set the timer for
the steaming bowls y
ou are using.
Press steaming bowl button 1, 2 or 3 to select one of the bowls.
» The corresponding light star ts to ash.
T urn the timer adjustment knob to the left or r ight to select the required steaming
Press the steaming bowl button y ou are setting the time for again to conrm.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you ha ve set the time for all steaming bo wls you want to
Put the food with the longest preparation time in the smallest steaming bowl (1), the
food with the second-longest preparation time in the medium steaming bowl (2) and
the food with the shor
test preparation time in the lar gest steaming bowl (3).
Place the steaming bowl with the longest preparation time on the steamer base .
Press the star t/stop button.
» The steaming process for the steaming bowl with the longest preparation time
ts. The light r ing ashes slowly and the timer counts do wn the steaming time .
» After some time the appliance beeps and the light of the steaming bowl with the
second longest preparation time ashes quickly to indicate that you ha
ve to place
the next steaming bowl
Place the steaming bowl with the second-longest preparation time on top of the
steaming bowl that is already on the steamer and press the ashing steaming bo
button or the star
The steamer proceeds with the steaming process.
Repeat the same process for the shor test preparation time on top of the other
When the steaming time has elapsed, the appliance beeps and switches to the keep-
. The keep-warm light and the light r ing ash slowly .
Cleaning and maintenance (fig.9 & 10)
Never use scouring pads,
abr asive cleaning agents or aggressive liquids such as petrol or
acetone to clean the appliance.
• If the vinegar star ts to boil ov er the edge of the base, unplug the appliance and reduce the
amount of vinegar
Do not clean the base in the dishwasher
• If the sieve in the water tank becomes detached, keep it out of the reach of children to
prevent them from swallowing it.
• Never immerse the base in water , nor r inse it under the tap.
ou have to descale the appliance after it has been used f or 15 hour s. It is impor tant that
you descale the food steamer regularly to maintain optimal performance and to extend the
lifetime of the appliance.
Fill the water tank with white vinegar (8% acetic acid) up to the maximum lev el.
Put the drip tr ay , steaming bowls, and lid on top of the steamer .
T urn the steaming time adjustment knob to set a steaming time of 25 minutes.
Let the vinegar cool down completely and empty the water tank. Rinse the water tank
with cold water several times.
Do not use any other kind of descaler
• Repeat the procedure if there is still some scale in the water tank.
Make sure all par ts are clean and dr y before you store the appliance (see chapter
“Cleaning and maintenance”).
Make sure the removab le bottoms are in place in the steaming bowls.
Place the drip tr ay on the base.
Place steaming bowl (3) on the drip tray . Place steaming bowl (2) in steaming bowl (3).
Place steaming bowl (1) in steaming bowl (2).
Place the soup bowl in steaming bowl (1).
Place the lid on the soup bowl or on steaming bowl (1).
T o store the mains cord, wind it round the reel in the base .
Guarantee & ser vice
If you need ser
vice or information or if you have a prob lem, please visit the Philips website at
.philips.com or contact the Philips Consumer Care Center in your countr y (you can nd
its phone number in the worldwide guar
antee leaet). If there is no Consumer Care Centre
in your countr
y , go to your local Philips dealer .
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